Boardman pro halfords sale

Rehnquist Posts: 32
Been to to Halfords and seen the Boardman pro a=on sale for £999. Looks a real bargain with durace and carbon bits and bobs. Anybody got any thoughts about their suitability for sportives?


  • poprad
    poprad Posts: 51
    i had a look, but the 53/39 chainset and the "racing" rather than sportive geometry (for me, 57cm effective top tube and 170 head tube) put me off. When I looked there was an additional £100 off, so it was £888. Fantastic value.

    For the hillier sportives, unless you are v. strong I think you'd be looking at a compact (50/34) chainset and, depending on your flexibility/preference, a longer head tube, such as available on a roubaix (or even an allez or tarmac), trek 1.9/madone or synapse.
  • nick hanson
    nick hanson Posts: 1,655
    For £888,it would be a superb buy.If gearing is an issue,you can pick up a decent compact through cycling weekly etc for a very reasonable sum.
    As for the fashion of having a longer head tube to give a higher position,get the shop to fit a few spacers under the handlebar stem.
    so many cols,so little time!